Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays | Banners & Flags

Happy Wednesday, friends! I can't believe we are half way through the week already. Evan was supposed to have his first soccer practice tonight, but all the rain we had Monday and Tuesday flooded the soccer field. So... no practice. He is disappointed, but agreed he shouldn't play in the muck. 

I have a card to share for CAS-ual Fridays newest challenge: Banners & Flags. I chose papers from one of my recent Simon Says Stamp card kits, some stickles, and a great sentiment stamp from Hero Arts. The hearts were die cut using the medium and small hearts from Papertrey Ink's Heart Prints die collection. I may have gone a bit overboard with the stickles. I don't use stickles very often because they are so messy, and sure enough I was covered in glitter last night. 

I used PTI's Double Ended Banners die for the top of the card. I wanted the banners to look like they are being held on only with stitching, so I placed a small piece of adhesive at the top of each banner before using my paper piercer to make holes. I used regular DMC floss for thread. The pearls and gems were colored using a light pink Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Karen said...

wow stunning!

Anonymous said...

Erin, your card is spectacular! What a great choice of patterns and what a perfect stitching too! I need to give it a try someday ;)
Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Angie Tieman said...

What beautiful colors and texture! So soft and pretty, love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Gayatri Murali said...

Very pretty! Great design. Thanks so much for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

I adore the stitching at the top to hold down the banner - very clever!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we are so glad you did!

Lisa A. said...

How lovely!! LOVE the soft colors and how you made your banner...great stitching(that's the way I stitch, too:)!) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!